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The Lid: Here Is Who's Most Likely to Support Trump's Muslim Ban

A brand-spanking new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives us the best perspective yet on who is for and against Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
Image: GOP Presidential Front Runner Donald Trump Attends The New England Police Benevolent Association Meeting
A pro-Donald Trump billboard is parked outside the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel where Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is due to speak at the New England Police Benevolent Association Meeting December 10, 2015 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Trump recently called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States until the vetting process could be improved. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)Darren McCollester / Getty Images

Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… The second season of the popular podcast Serial was released Thursday and will tackle the story of Bowe Bergdahl. We’re a little disappointed, since we were hoping the show would take on the unsolved mystery of where Jeb Bush’s supporters have vanished to.

‘16 from 30,000

A brand-spanking new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives us the best perspective yet on who is for and against Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. As you might expect, there is a sharp divide between the parties, with 42 percent of Republicans supporting the proposal and 75 percent of Democrats opposing it. And overall, nearly six-in-ten Americans oppose it. But most interesting is that these numbers tell us who is most likely to support the ban -- generally those who live in rural America and have a high school education or less. Sixty-six percent of those polled with a college degree oppose it, and 81 percent of those with a post-grad degree are against it. The takeaway is that the more you know about Islam and the more likely you are to live near Muslims, the less likely you are to support Trump’s proposal.

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FOR THE RECORD…

“I wouldn’t urinate on him if he was on fire.”

TOMORROW’S SKED

Hillary Clinton will hold a campaign rally in deep red Oklahoma.

Donald Trump and Ben Carson campaign in Iowa.

And it’s a busy day in New Hampshire with Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul all in the state.